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Leibniz Prize awarded to Alessandra Buonanno

March 19, 2018
The prize recognizes Prof. Buonanno’s key role in the first direct observation of gravitational waves [more]
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Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76

March 14, 2018
The Albert Einstein Institute mourns the British astrophysicist [more]
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1.24 Million Euros for Early Universe Research

March 12, 2018
Dr. Jean-Luc Lehners of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics receives a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) [more]
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New Joint Research Group on the History of Quantum Gravity at the Max Planck Institutes for the History of Science and for Gravitational Physics

February 20, 2018
Dr. Alexander Blum (MPI for the History of Science) opened the new Max Planck Research Group “Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program” in collaboration with the MPI for Gravitational Physics. [more]
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Professor Masaru Shibata appointed as new director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

January 01, 2018
The computational astrophysicist will strengthen and broaden the institute’s competence in numerical relativity, astrophysics and fundamental gravity. He will establish the Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division. [more]
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Leibniz Prize for Alessandra Buonanno

December 14, 2017
The Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam receives the most important research award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) endowed with €2.5 million. [more]
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LIGO instruments detect fifth binary black hole merger

November 16, 2017
New discovery is lightest system so far observed [more]
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Post a Gravitational Wave!

October 27, 2017
Numerical-relativity simulation performed at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics on a new Deutsche Post stamp [more]
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Stronger Tests of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity with Binary Neutron Stars

October 24, 2017
Combining gravitational-wave observations and pulsar timing to study alternatives to the theory of general relativity [more]
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First observation of gravitational waves from merging neutron stars

October 16, 2017
Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light [more]
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